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Rev Edd runs the London Marathon to love every neighbour with Christian Aid

26th Apr 2016

Edd Stock, a curate at St Lawrence and All Saints in Eastwood, completed the London Marathon on Sunday April 24, to raise over £3,300 for Christian Aid.

"I wanted to challenge myself to do something mad," Edd said ahead of the event, "and I wanted to support the vital work of Christian Aid that I am so passionate about." 

Edd raised money by asking his friends to sponsor him, as well as holding whisky tasting evenings. "I’m passionate about drinking whisky, not baking cakes, so it’s great to use that passion to support Christian Aid."

On the day, Edd completed the event in just over 5 hours.

"Unfortunately I ran with food poisoning; so it was not quite the race I was hoping for," said Edd "but I feel great to have done it! A big thanks goes to my wife, and everyone who supported me and gave me the strength to go on."

Edd has raised an incredible £3,356.20 so far. He can still be sponsored at

Edd’s marathon comes just before this year’s Christian Aid Week, Britain’s longest running door-to-door fundraising week. This year, Christian Aid Week is asking the British public to “love every neighbour” and support poor communities around the world, who often are forced to live without the basic needs of food and shelter. 

  • Christian Aid Week is 15-21 May 2016. For more information visit

Picture: Edd Stock celebrating with his medal after completing the London Marathon for Christian Aid